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Three beautiful 18th century apartments, spectacuilar roof terraces - La Terrazza

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Property
apartment
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

Centro Storico Apartment Rental Photos and Description

A romantic and fun getaway for couples, groups of friends and families

Three lovely luxurious apartments in the centre of the 18th century area of Ostuni, each a few minutes' walk from the main Piazza and from the Centro Storico, each very different and each special in its own way. They are called, L'Alcova, La Terrazza and L'Ombroso, all part of a house called Casa Tavani that was built between the 17th and 18th centuries. Our photos have captions showing you views of each apartment.LA TERRAZZA (see captioned photos) is a very luxurious and delightful open plan apartment, also with two fabulous roof terraces with the same panoramic views as Casa Esmeralda. Guests have compared it to a boutique hotel. L'OMBROSO (see captioned photos) is a very pretty first floor apartment which is ideal for a romantic holiday but also perfect for a couple with one or two small children. L'Alcova, also on the first floor, has beautiful vaulted stone ceilings and a pretty balcony for al fresco meals. It is also ideal for a couple though there is a separate small bedroom which can accommodate one child.The four apartments are all available for rent throughout the year, offering guests the opportunity to find the ideal summer or winter/Christmas/New Year break - ideal for couples, friends or families.

Details for La Terrazza 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 2 Bathrooms

La Terrazza is a spectacular apartment at the top of a lovely 18th century house in a quiet residential street but just 2 minutes' walk from the main Piazza and the ancient centro storico. Its 2 gorgeous roof terraces have breathtaking views over the olive-studded plains, past the lovely 15thC cathedral to the azure Adriatic which is a 10 minute drive away.. There is a spacious living room leading through an arch to an open plan kitchen/dining area which is very well equipped with a Smeg gas hob and fan oven, micowave, washing machine, toaster, electric kettle, iron and ironing board plus all the usual utensils. The pretty vaulted bedroom has ensuite WC plus a freestanding clawfoot bath with shower attachment. The separate bathroom has another bath also with shower attachment, WC, bidet, basin and hairdryer. There are 3 divans in the living room which can be used as 3 single beds, so the apartment, ideal for a romantic getaway for a couple, can also accommodate three children or friends. (NB we don't advise bringing children aged 2-7 as the terraces are so high). The bedroom, kitchen/diner and living room all have air-conditioning and there is gas central heating for cooler evenings or winter holidays. The apartment has wi-fi. The perfect choice if you enjoy sunbathing and eating al fresco (there is a BBQ and outdoor basin) in your own private space. Many of our guests have posted reviews on Trip Advisor: google 'tripadvisor casatavani ostuni' to read them.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Hayley Simmonds
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2016
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About Hayley Simmonds

We fell in love with Ostuni on our first visit to Puglia for Christmas 2003 and bought the main house in April 2004, at first living in La Terrazza and having family and friends to stay in the two smaller apartments below, L'Ombroso and L'Alcova. The following year we bought the ground floor of the house, where the Greco family used to make wine, so when we converted into another apartment we called it La Cantina and decided to move there ourselves and to rent the other three apartments to holidaymakers. A year later Casa Esmeralda in the next street came up for sale and as its terraces were adjacent to La Terrazza's we bought it too, completing our portfolio of five apartments in all. We now spend about half the year in Ostuni and the other half at our home in the Old Town part of Hastings. We have four children, two girls and two boys,and 6 grandchildren, all of whom visit us for seaside holidays in Italy and the UK. We run a small educational consultancy promoting educational charities and thanks to technology we can work equally well from both countries.

Hayley Simmonds purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Hayley Simmonds chose Ostuni

We had travelled in Italy and Tim's brother, married to an Italian, lives in Rome. But until 2003 we had never travelled further South. As soon as we arrived, a few days before Christmas, we were struck by the warm and friendly welcome we received everywhere we went. (We were also amazed that in late December we could sit outside in the sunshine eating icecream!) We were struck by the exotic landscape with its prickly pear cacti and the fascinating trullo houses, so different from other parts of Italy we knew. We decided however that we wanted to live in a town to help us learn the language and get to know the people and the culture of the region, and indeed our neighbours are some of the kindest people we've ever known. When we first saw Ostuni, shining on top of its hill like a beautiful white wedding cake as we drove from Brindisi airport, it was a love affair which has never faded, and every time we make that same drive we know we made the right choice. It's been our great pleasure over the last 8 years to share our discovery with so many guests from every corner of the globe.

What makes this apartment unique

When we saw our house it was a wreck! A builder had bought it and was half way through the renovation, so we were faced with mounds of rubble in every room. But where the old plaster had been stripped off we saw stunning vaulted ceilings in honey-coloured stone and we knew this could be something special. The real revelation was when we got to the top of the stairs and walked through the door of what is now La Terrazza, on to the vast roof terraces. As soon as we saw the sapphire blue Adriatic glittering in the winter sun, our minds were made up. And when you see that view for yourselves, you'll understand why!

Reviews

1 traveler review

La Terrazza
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
CHELMSFORD
5

Amazing view in beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here every year for 7 years and it never disappoints. The view of the cathedral and old town of Ostuni is magical especially all lit up at night. The apartment is up 2 relatively steep sets of stairs but once up there it is all one level including that amazing terrace. The open plan living area is relaxing and spacious with all you can need. The domed ceiling in the beautiful double bedroom is just lovely. There is a very well equipped kitchen/diner at one end of the !living room and 3 comfortable!e sofas at the other end. The bathroom includes a shower over the bath with, unusually for Europe a high fixing so you can properly stand under it. Air conditioning in all rooms and never ending hot water, cannot think of anything more you would need. Ostuni old town with its summer evening entertainment and copious restaurants modest and smarter is minutes walk away. We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
BRINDISI (also Bari 90km)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
MONA LISA
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
BRINDISI
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
TORRE CANNE
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
OSTUNI
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
AUTOSTRADA
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
OSTERIA DELLA PIAZZA
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
MARINA DI OSTUNI VILLANOVA
Car: not necessary

Ostuni is a beautiful little hill town known as 'The White City' because of its many white buildings. The ancient centre is like a romantic kasbah full of alleyways and there are dozens of bars and restaurants. Ostuni has lots of shops and a wonderful Saturday market, one of the largest in Southern Italy, as well as a monthly flea market for antiques and bric a brac. There are lovely beaches 10 minutes' drive away and many other pretty towns to visit in the lovely Valley of Itria and further south, such as the trulli town of Alberobello and the baroque city of Lecce, as well as the beautiful coastal towns of Otranto, Gallipoli and S. Maria di Leuca, and the vibrant city of Bari and beautiful harbour towns like Monopoli, Polignano and Trani further north. Many can be reached by train or bus. Ostuni overlooks wonderful plains full of olive trees leading down to the azure Adriatic, and you can drive for miles in stunning countryside full of prickly pear cacti. Guests love discovering Puglia!

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Rates & Availability

Centro Storico Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Feb 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$120
$819
$3,150
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$145
$1,008
$3,781
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$120
$819
$3,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $63

We ask guests to pay a deposit of 20% to secure the booking, the rest of the rent to be paid 2 calendar months before arrival. We give a 10% reduction to returning guests. You can either pay in euros into our Italian bank, or in sterling to our UK account, or you can send a cheque to our UK address.

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Amenities

Centro Storico Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The double bedroom has an ensuite WC with basin. In the bedroom is a free-standing clawfoot bath with shower attachment. Off the living room is a bathroom with another WC and another bath with shower attachment; a basin and a bidet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • The bedroom has a double bed so this apartment is really designed for a couple.But in the sitting room are 3 single divan sofas which can be used as single beds if required for children or possibly friends. The bedroom has its own ensuite and there is a second bathroom leading off from the sitting room for the use of those sleeping in the living room area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We don't recommend this apartment for children between the ages of 2 and 7 because the roof terraces, though safely railed, are very high and we could not guarantee the safety of an adventurous small child.

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